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The Chamber provides a range of opportunities designed to help you promote and develop your business to members.

The Chamber will connect you to local businesses, help you forge new alliances, gain trusted suppliers and find potential new customers. Through membership of the Chamber you can promote your business locally and nationally through a variety of media and PR opportunities.

Whether you are involved with a ‘start-up’ or long established company, the Chamber will support your business aspirations. The Chamber’s business experts can provide you with a range of services which will help you to develop your business, reduce costs, support your staff and add value to your business.

CHAMBER LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE

Chamber Legal Expenses Insurance provides protection to members against unexpected legal costs and penalties. The policy covers the legal costs associated with representing a member following an employment dispute, criminal prosecution, property & landlord dispute, data protection prosecution, statutory licence protection or tax investigation. It also provides a financial benefit for the business when a member of staff is called up to attend Jury Service (terms and conditions apply)

  • Save money with inclusive legal expenses insurance
  • Provides £65,000 worth of cover for your business
  • Protection against legal costs of up to £670,000
  • Employee benefits including £75,000 Personal Injury Cover
  • Opportunity to top-up your standard cover to include Contract, Debt & Restrictive Covenant disputes cover
  • A British Chambers of Commerce nationally endorsed service

This benefit is included as part of Chamber membership.

CHAMBER HR 24/7 ADVICE LINE

To complement the Chamber HR online service, members can also access a 24/7 telephone advice line to talk to qualified employment law advisors. This free service provides expert advice to your team 

  • 24/7 telephone access to qualified employment law advisors
  • Unlimited, up-to-the-minute HR advice
  • A British Chambers of Commerce endorsed service

This benefit is included as part of Chamber membership.

CHAMBER HEALTH PLAN

The Chamber Health Plan, provided by Westfield Health, offers an effective employee healthcare solution. The plan provides money back towards everyday health costs, supporting early diagnosis as well as access to health related services, including 24/7 telephone support and face-to-face counselling sessions 

  • Provide a valuable and affordable employee benefit
  • Encourage proactive employee health planning
  • Improve motivation and staff morale
  • Support recruitment and retention of staff
  • A British Chambers of Commerce endorsed service

Level 1 premium starts from just £1.10p per employee per week. 

CHAMBER EVENTS & NETWORKING

The Chamber hosts over 180 events each year including speed networking, informal networking, social events and seminars

  • Raise your profile and standing in the local business community
  • Develop sustainable business relationships
  • Find trusted suppliers and meet new customers
  • Showcase your company

The Chamber membership fee includes attendance at up to four exclusive ‘member only’ networking events each year. Further events are available at no additional cost or at a discounted member rate.

CHAMBER ONLINE

The Chamber has developed a strong online and social media presence. The Chamber’s Twitter feeds can be found at @StaffsChambers and @StaffordChamber.  Members can also interact through Facebook, LinkedIn and on the Chamber website 

  • Social media connections
  • Free online listing on Chamber website
  • Trade opportunities
  • Electronic member newsletter for positive news stories 
  • Website blog to post member editorials

There is no additional cost. This benefit is included in the Chamber membership fee.  Whatever your success story, we can provide a platform for its promotion.

MEMBER 2 MEMBER PORTAL

Chamber members can post their 'hot deals', events and member to member offers on the Chamber website

  • Use the portal to promote exclusive offers and discounts to fellow members
  • Trade opportunities

There is no additional cost. This benefit is included in the Chamber membership fee.

FOCUS MAGAZINE

Focus Magazine is the official business publication of the Chamber. It is produced in print and online format, with a circulation of nearly 15,000. Focus magazine regularly offers members an ideal opportunity to promote their achievements and business news

  • Raise awareness of your brand
  • Increase the profile of your key staff members
  • Promote your success stories

When submitting a news article for Focus Magazine you will not incur any additional cost, this benefit is included as part of the Chamber membership.  Advertising rates are discounted for Chamber members.

View the latest Focus Magazine here

BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AWARDS

The annual ‘BCC Chamber Awards’ provide you with a prestigious opportunity to showcase your business at a regional and national level. The awards are open exclusively to accredited Chamber Members

  • Showcase your business and achievements
  • Boost staff morale
  • Increase customer confidence
  • Win cash prizes 

 This benefit is included as part of Chamber membership.

CHAMBER LOGO

Chamber members have exclusive use of the Chamber logo providing a unique third party endorsement for your business. The logo is available from the membership team and terms and conditions apply

  • Increase your credibility 
  • Demonstrate you are a member of a trusted brand
  • Promote ‘member to member’ trade opportunities

This benefit is included as part of Chamber membership.

 The Chamber provides a range of opportunities designed to help you promote and develop your business to members.

Whether you are involved with a ‘start-up’ or long established company, the Chamber will support your business aspirations. The Chamber’s business experts can provide you with a range of services which will help you to develop your business, reduce costs, support your staff and add value to your business.

 

CHAMBER HR ONLINE

Chamber members can benefit from a comprehensive package of HR expertise which can be accessed via an online portal packed with practical advice and guidance. An easy to follow online manual allows members unlimited document downloads, including information on legal issues such as compliance and dispute processes 

  • Online access to HR advice and guidance
  • Unlimited document downloads
  • A British Chambers of Commerce endorsed service

This benefit is included as part of Chamber membership.

CHAMBER HR 24/7 ADVICE LINE

To complement the Chamber HR online service, members can also access a 24/7 telephone advice line to talk to qualified employment law advisors. This free service provides expert advice to your team 

  • 24/7 telephone access to qualified employment law advisors
  • Unlimited, up-to-the-minute HR advice
  • A British Chambers of Commerce endorsed service

This benefit is included as part of Chamber membership.

 

WORKPLACE PENSION SCHEME

A bespoke service to ensure you are able to comply with auto-enrollment pension requirements.

Our service includes:

  • A meeting to explain the auto-enrolment regulations.
  • A review of any existing pension arrangements.
  • A letter for your records with our scheme recommendation and reasons for this recommendation.
  • Assessment of your workers to identify who will need to be automatically enrolled.
  • We will provide the regulatory communications required for each type of worker.
  • Assist with first two scheme returns to the pension provider.
  • Aid with completion of the regulatory return following auto-enrolment.

Significant discount for members

CREDIT INSURANCE SERVICE

Provides protection against late payment and insolvency – two of the most commonly cited causes of long-term damage to business growth, irrecoverable damage to businesses, unable to recover uninsured losses.   Our partner provider, Euler Hermes, has extensive knowledge of companies, sectors and economic trends – everything you need to know about your customers, your potential customers, and your marketplace to grow with confidence

  • Manage your trade risks
  • Access knowledge and insight about how to grow your business securely and strategically
  • Safely explore new and existing markets
  • A British Chambers of Commerce nationally endorsed service

Chamber members benefit from an exclusive package and discounted rates for this service.

CHAMBER FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICE

Chamber foreign exchange services, provided by Moneycorp, can help protect your business against adverse rate fluctuations 

  • Free currency accounts
  • Exclusive transfer fees of £5 for Chamber members
  • Fast and secure online transactions
  • Expert market guidance from your personal, qualified dealer
  • Free FX health check
  • Highly competitive exchange rates
  • A British Chambers of Commerce nationally endorsed service

Chamber members benefit from access to exclusive discounted rates for this service.

EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SERVICE

The Chamber’s Export Documentation Service produces certification of export documents including Certificates of Origin, EUR1s and ATRs. North Staffordshire Chamber is an accredited agent for the Arab British Chambers of Commerce 

  • Ensure your goods are successfully delivered without delay
  • Maintain good business relationships with your overseas clients
  • A full certification service
  • A British Chambers of Commerce nationally endorsed service

Chamber members receive a 50% discount on standard documentation charges.

AA ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

AA Roadside Assistance provides discounted breakdown cover for you and your staff. The service provides a simple solution to all your business and employee vehicle needs

  • A practical benefit for your staff
  • Access to a dedicated Chamber 24 hour emergency call centre
  • A British Chambers of Commerce nationally endorsed service

Chamber members benefit from exclusive discounted rates of up to 60% off standard AA rates.

AXA PPP HEALTHCARE

AXA PPP Healthcare enables members and their staff to access affordable private medical insurance. As a Chamber member, you have access to free personal business assistance and ‘Health at Hand’, a 24/7 helpline manned by medical professionals 

  • Prompt access to diagnosis and treatment
  • Get back to health and back to work quicker
  • A British Chambers of Commerce endorsed service

The cost of this service is available on application.  Chamber members receive a 50% discount on their Chamber membership for three years and an Employee Assistance Programme for all their staff*.

Chamber Energy Solutions

Exclusive offers from Chamber Energy Solutions on a range of products and services to reduce both energy consumption and associated cost.

  • Chamber Energy Alliance
  • Chamber Energy Helpdesk
  • Discounted Audits, Metering and Monitoring Products
  • Utilitywise expertise and independence
  • 'Price Lock for Five’ and advanced contract

And there's more...

  • FUNDING & ACCESS TO FINANCE - Access to funding opportunities, finance and loans
  • MENTORING - Fully funded for qualifying businesses, enhanced offering to Chamber members
  • TRAINING - Chamber members benefit from discounted Chamber training rates
  • MEDIATION - The Chamber can give confidential and discreet help if a dispute occurs between Chamber member businesses
  • MINISTRY AT WORK - Chaplaincy service for business people facing personal and professional challenges

To find out more information about Chamber membership or any of the services please contact the membership team on 01782 202222 or email: membership@staffordshirechambers.co.uk.  




Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce

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